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Title:EL LaunchPad: Creating a practical online resource for elementary teachers of English language learners from the educator perspective
Author(s):Kearfott, Hana Elise
Advisor(s):Sadler, Randall
Contributor(s):Yan, Xun
Department / Program:Linguistics
Discipline:Teaching of English Sec Lang
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):EL teacher
ESL teacher
ELL teacher
EL resources
ESL resources
ELL resources
EL teacher website
ESL teacher website
ELL teacher website
elementary EL
elementary ESL
elementary ELL
elementary collaboration
Abstract:The purpose of this project is to develop a practical website for elementary teachers of English learners (ELs). Initial research states ELs are the fastest growing population in k-12 education in the U.S., revealing a need for teacher access to effective materials and a community of support and collaboration. Existing websites are evaluated to assess the gap in features of these resources and how to move forward in website development. In addition, in-service elementary EL teachers are surveyed to establish teacher opinion for an online resource and influence web design and available content. Finally, based on the research phases of the project, a website for teachers that promotes a space for community connection, collaboration, and the sharing of teaching materials is designed, developed and launched: EL LaunchPad.
Issue Date:2018-12-10
Rights Information:Copyright 2018 Hana Kearfott
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-02-07
Date Deposited:2018-12

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